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Posts Tagged ‘Moviefone’

Revolving Door: ‘NYT’ Adds a Politics Desk, HuffPo Adds BlackVoices, and More

This week, The New York Times announced that it has created a new Politics desk in preparation for the 2012 election. Dick Stevenson, deputy Washington bureau chief has been chosen to lead it up.

Comcast is rebranding the Versus cable network to the NBC Sports Network on January 2. It will be the cable arm of the NBC Sports Group, which will sport the new logo at left.

The Huffington Post has launched BlackVoices, which will cover the wide spectrum of issues touching the lives of Black readers. Christina Norman, former OWN CEO, is the executive editor and contributors include Rev. Al Sharpton and Henry Louis Gates Jr.

For more staff changes across the media, click through.

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Revolving Door: A New Food Magazine, Changes at ‘Bridal Guide,’ and More

For those looking for another food outlet to pitch, news this morning is that famed pork chef David Chang, he of the delicious Momofuku restaurants, is launching a new quarterly magazine called Lucky Peach on June 22. Big names like Ruth Reichl and Anthony Bourdain will be involved with the debut issue. And the magazine will have an iPad app come July. McSweeney’s will be publishing the magazine, so it should be an interesting read. [via FishbowlNY]

After the jump, more of this week’s media highlights from mediabistro’s Revolving Door Newsletter.

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Publicist Request Leads to AOL Drama

TechCrunch’s Alexia Tsotsis wrote a post about a Facebook game tied to Jake Gyllenhaal‘s new flick The Source Code. Her story says the game isn’t that great, but goes on to talk about how it’s another example of the interactive marketing that films are doing. (An interview on this subject with Gyllenhaal above.)

Summit Pictures, the company behind the movie, didn’t like the “snarky” tone of the post. So a Summit publicist contacted Moviefone, another AOL site. Moviefone relayed the message to TechCrunch. “Let me know if you’re able to take another look at it and make any edits,” said the emailed request, which Tsotsis reprinted in its entirety.

The EIC of Moviefone, Patricia Chui, defended the email in a post of her own.

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